Sujith Wilson could not be rescued because of a 'lack of systematic plan', says Congress MP Jothimani

Despite the efforts put in by committed manpower, two-year-old Sujith Wilson could not be rescued alive due to 'lack of a proper plan', said Jothimani, Congress MP from Karur.

Asian News International October 29, 2019 11:08:11 IST
Sujith Wilson could not be rescued because of a 'lack of systematic plan', says Congress MP Jothimani
  • Despite the efforts put in by committed manpower, two-year-old Sujith Wilson could not be rescued alive due to 'lack of a proper plan', said Jothimani, Congress MP from Karur.

  • The body of the 2-yr-old was recovered from a borewell in the wee hours of Tuesday after a three-day-long struggle.

  • He was brought to Pudur for cremation earlier Tuesday morning.

Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu): Despite the efforts put in by committed manpower, two-year-old Sujith Wilson could not be rescued alive due to "lack of a proper plan", said Jothimani, Congress MP from Karur.

Sujith Wilson could not be rescued because of a lack of systematic plan says Congress MP Jothimani

Congress MP from Karur, Jothimani. ANI

The body of the 2-yr-old was recovered from a borewell in the wee hours of Tuesday after a three-day-long struggle. He was brought to Pudur for cremation earlier this morning.

"Government and other authorities extended their help throughout the rescue process. Police, Fire tenders, NDRF were also involved during the rescue process. Some of the rescue forces came in very late because they were not informed on time," said Jothimani while speaking to ANI.

"Despite putting a lot of efforts, the child could not be rescued alive due to one or two major glitches and we all are pained. I cannot express in words about the trauma that the family has suffered in the past four days. I cannot even console them because we were unable to give them their son back, alive," she added.

Jothimani stated that a lot of efforts were made by committed manpower including the rescue forces, ministers and other authorities, but due to lack of a proper plan, the child couldn't be rescued alive.

"We had committed manpower but the problem is that we did not have a very systematic plan layout. We couldn't make a decision on time as well," said Jothimani.

She further stated that people across the country had prayed for Sujith's safe rescue. She expressed her pain and asserted that everyone is equally responsible for the rescue operation including her.

"Now we have to think that how should such incidents be prevented in future. We have to develop a system for the same," she added.

The Principal Secretary of Transport Department J Radhakrishnan had earlier said that Sujith's body was in a highly decomposed state inside the borewell.

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